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Hyundai Coupe

Life is full of risks. ordering a new dish at your restaurant, to sending your card details down the for an Internet purchase, modern has made gamblers of us all. But a bad meal decision will you with only a rumbling taking a wager on your car is something else altogether.

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Life is full of From ordering a new dish at favourite restaurant, to sending credit card details the phoneline for an Internet purchase, living has made gamblers of us But while a bad meal decision leave you with only a stomach, taking a wager on car choice is something else

Take the Hyundai Coupe, for Blowing the thick end of £20,000 on a car built by a budget firm a higher-than-average degree of risk. all, there are safer for your money – Subaru Impreza WRX or Lotus both of which can be had for the same

We’ve recently bid farewell to our Coupe after 12 months on the a year that has revealed the to be a thoroughly decent package, if not perfect. First, its good The styling was a universal hit, virtually every logbook commenting positively on those lines. One or two even drew with the Ferrari 456; indeed.

Then there was the motor, won us over with its rich and low-down punch. Hyundai may not be for its engine-building skills, but the V6 left us new-found respect for the Korean

The practicality was also decent for a with reasonable rear and a cavernous boot thanks to back seats. The standard net was further evidence of Hyundai’s to detail, and got used regularly.

Hyundai Coupe

But for all its good points, the Hyundai’s flaws and reliability concerns stick in the mind long the fond memories have For starters, the driver’s seat was a area for six-footers.

Thanks to a base and low roof-lining (made by the non-optional sunroof), tall needed to wind the chair back to fit in! Then there was the drivetrain. The clutch had always heavy, yet it wasn’t until the car began to judder at low speeds we realised something was amiss.

But before we had a chance to book the car in for a the clutch gave out, us stranded on the M4 just outside

It then took three for our local dealer to fix it and carry out an 10,000-mile service. Although the was replaced under warranty, the repairs cost £206.62. The to our confidence, however, was harder to especially as our past two long-term – an Accent and an Atoz had suffered gearbox and clutch Simply bad luck?

Let us know.

The Coupe also more than its share of Only days before it was due to go to the manufacturer, a shopper reversed it as we were leaving a supermarket car Although the impact left an scrape along the rear a call to paintwork specialist (0800 028 7878) brought news. Instead of us having to pay for a new assembly, ChipsAway came to our company car park and did an immaculate for £152.75.

Given how many of our collect damage from the growing band of touch-parkers, certainly be using the firm

So would we recommend a Hyundai over a more established Well, when it worked, it was a machine. The driving experience was while the engine was a gem.

Had we not clutch problems and been gearless on the hard shoulder, have endorsed it without If Hyundai can iron out the flaws affected our example, the firm be on to a real winner.

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